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congregation
as in:  the congregation voted


It’s a casual congregation where many people wander into services late.
  people who worship together in the same building
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Strongly Associated with:   congregate
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Standard suffix:  The suffix, "-tion" converts the verb congregate to a noun.
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  • It’s a casual congregation where many people wander into services late.
  • The congregation voted to approve appointment of the new minister.
  • Your wife has become a most valued member of our congregation.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • One by one, the congregation came forward and dropped nickels and dimes into a black enameled coffee can.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • He was used to us getting hand-me-downs from the congregations and that was fine with him.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • He turned toward the congregation with the air of a preacher himself.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Some were in our congregation and some from other churches, but they had all come together to pray for our son.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Now, I knew I hadn’t exactly been the most spiritual kid in the congregation, but I still found his behavior sort of odd.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • There was a rustling of dresses, and the standing congregation sat down.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • And the congregation responded with "Amen, Amen, Amen."
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying

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  • On the Sabbath day, when the congregation were singing...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • Each member of the congregation...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • When the people saw he didn’t want preach, they wanted to make him a deacon. But he didn’t want that either. He wanted to sit back in the congregation like the rest of us.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • ...they dispersed to their seats and the congregation sat for an instant, expectant.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • I’m getting more people in my congregation every day.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • The other members of the congregation turned to watch her, as they always did, and most of them were smiling.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • But I like being part of a congregation.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • He tells his congregation that he is living proof that religion can save anyone.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • He told the congregation to go in peace,
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • Then he ... went to the church where the congregation was waiting.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • ...the very soft singing of the hymns by the congregation.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • There are over 50 million Baptists worldwide in nearly 200,000 congregations...
    Baptist - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptist(retrieved 05/20/06)
  • Adding to the furor were revelations that the Church was aware of some of the abusive priests, and simply shuffled them from congregation to congregation instead of taking action.
    Roman Catholic Church - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church(retrieved 05/20/06)
  • Then she rose—and all the congregation stood while she walked down the aisle.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • But he was still left alone in it when the congregation had assembled.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • The female members of the congregation murmured among themselves at the inexcusable disregard of appearances implied in the bride’s dress.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  No Name
  • Entering, I found a small scattered congregation of sailors, and sailors’ wives and widows.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick I-LXVII
  • And then a whisper ran through the whole congregation, "Who is she?"
    Fielding, Henry  --  The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  • The saloon was the place of congregation.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
  • Charismatic or Pentecostal congregations may be spontaneously moved by the Holy Spirit rather than follow a formal order of service.
    Christianity - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity(retrieved 05/20/06)
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